Past Events

Image of Economic Forecast: October 1, 2020
  • What shifts in manufacturing have occurred as a result of COVID-19?
  • What new industries have emerged?
  • How quickly can the South Bay economy recover?
  • Who has been hardest hit by the downturn?
  • Is working from home here to stay?
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Watch the Economic Forecast Event Recording

Economists Panel

  • Innovation & Opportunities, Entrepreneurial Analysis – Dr. Jennifer Brodmann, Professor, CSUDH
  • U.S & California Forecast Supply Chains, Foreign Trade, - Dr. Fynnwin Prager, Co-Director, Economics Institute
  • Housing Market & Labor Market – Dr. Jose Martinez, Co-Director, Economics Institute

Adapting to Change Panel

  • Everytable - Sam Polk, CEO - The Future of Food
  • Route - Dana Finding, B2B Product Management and Strategy - E-commerce, immersive technologies, and digital transformation
  • U.S. Small Business Administration - Victor Parker, Deputy Associate Administrator - Small Business Resiliency

Emcee & Moderator – Frank Mottek, Business News Anchor, KNX1070 Radio


Download the 2019 Economic Report [PDF]

Download a printable PDF version of the flyer here: 2019-2020 South Bay Economic Forecast [PDF]


Emcee and Moderator

  • Frank Mottek | Business News Anchor, KNX 1070 Newsradio

Technology Panel

  • Van Espahbodi | Co-founder/Managing Partner, Starburst Accelerator

  • Monica Jan | Senior Director of Strategy & Customer Experience, Virgin Orbit

  • Phillip Weicker | Co-founder, Canoo

  • Dr. Leonard Sender | Senior Vice President, NantKWest | Co-Director, Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Medicine

South Bay Economic Panel

  • William Yu | Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

  • Dr. Jennifer Brodmann | Assistant Professor of Finance, CSUDH

  • Dr. Fynnwin Prager | Co-director, CSUDH Economics Institute

  • Dr. Jose N. Martinez | Co-director, CSUDH Economics Institute
2018 Economic Forecast cover
Download a printable PDF version here: 2018-2019 South Bay Economic Forecast [PDF]


CSUDH South Bay Economic Forecast 2017 cover

Download a printable PDF version here: 2017-2018 South Bay Economic Forecast [PDF]

Speakers and topics include:

The 2016-17 South Bay Economic Forecast Conference explored the South Bay as a region in transition, with a focused look at the "game-changing" influencers in various industries that call the South Bay home, from technology and medical to sports and hospitality.

  • Scott Alderton | Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
    Start-Up Struggles; Policy versus Technology

  • Vince Deno | Millennium Space Systems
    Affordable Satellites

  • The Hon. Joe Buscaino | Los Angeles City Council
    $150 Million San Pedro Public Market Development

  • Paul Jenkinson | KitePharma
    Focused on the Cure

  • Kevin Demoff | Los Angeles Rams
    Impact of NFL Inglewood Stadium

2016 Economic Forecast

The morning also presented the South Bay Economic Forecast Report prepared by Beacon Economics. Please click the image to view a PDF of the full report.

2016 South Bay Economic Forecast Report Cover

Please click the image to view a PDF of the full report.

2015-16 South Bay Economic Forecast Cover